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7 Ways to Be an Everyday Advocate for Your Child with Autism

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Principle 7 – Educate: Be a Voice for Your Child


Martin's Advice: Find opportunities to educate others about autism. Speak at your local PTA, school board, or city hall meeting. Spread the word and sensitize others to the needs of people with disabilities. Within your family, explain your child's diagnosis with patience and compassion, and keep key relatives informed of updates.

When you encounter those who make rude or insensitive remarks, take the opportunity to change things for the better rather than taking offense or disregarding it. Every person you affect will affect others.

Click here to purchase The Everyday Advocate: Standing Up for Your Child with Autism by Areva Martin, Esq. © 2011 Penguin Group.

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